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Washington DC History, vintage silver print glossy 8 x 10 inch fiber photograph depicting the Octagon House in Washington D.C. Credited to the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by William Thornton, the first architect of the United States Capitol, the Octagon was built between 1799 and 1801 in Washington, D.C. Colonel John Tayloe III, for whom the house was built, owned Mount Airy Plantation, located approximately one hundred miles south of Washington, D.C., in Richmond County, Virginia. Tayloe was reputed to be the richest Virginian planter of his time, and built the house in Washington at the suggestion of George Washington on land purchased from Benjamin Stoddert, first Secretary of the Navy.

Printed in the second half of the 20th century as part of the American Heritage Publishing Archive.

Verso bears original filing notations, credit stamping and publicity snipe. In very good condition.

Provenance: From the American Heritage Publishing Archives.

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